Hours after former Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh, who is a prime accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, attempted suicide in jail, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the superintendent of Presidency jail, attending doctor and the nurse on duty of the hospital have been suspended.
Ghosh tried to commit suicide by consuming sleeping pills. He was immediately rushed to the SSKM hospital after he was spotted gasping in the cell by a guard.
Significantly, three days ago, while Ghosh was produced before the court in connection with Saradha case, he screamed at the court premises and said that he would commit suicide if the investigating agencies do not arrest the ‘ main culprits’. “The actual culprits are moving free and I am rotting in the prison. If the CBI does not arrest the actual culprits in three days, I would commit suicide,” he said in the court premises.
The jail sources confirmed that Ghosh used to be depressed for last few days. He was also worried about his mother who is in critical condition now. Ghosh has been there in the high security cell in the Presidency correctional home. He has time and again said that the kingpins are still moving free.